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Care+Repair / A Growing Exhibition

Care+Repair – A Growing Exhibition at the Public Workspace by Az W — Eine wachsende Ausstellung im öffentlichen Arbeitsraum des Az W

Nordbahnhalle 21.6.–31.7.2017 — daily 2-10 pm / tägl 14.00–22.00

Care+Repair, in the context of the Vienna Biennale
How can we repair the future? And, how does this involve architecture and urbanism? For this exhibition and research project curated by Angelika Fitz and Elke Krasny the Az W Architekturzentrum Wien establishes a public workspace at Nordbahnhalle in one of Vienna’s largest innercity urban development areas. [Directions]

At Nordbahnhalle, the following six international teams of architects, a-works – Cristian Stefanescu/Bergen, Gabu Heindl/Vienna, Zissis Kotionis+Phoebe Giannisii/Volos, rotorRotor/Brüssel, Meike Schalkk/Stockholm und Rosario Talevi/Berlin, show one of their projects relevant to Care+Repair in an exhibition design by Alexander Schuh.
The first two weeks of July each of the teams will work in tandem with one of the following local experts, Zuzana Ernst, Can Gülcü, Martin Riesing, Beatrice Stude, Brigitte Felderer and students of the Master Program Social Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Hansel Sato, to develop Care + Repair prototypes at Nordbahnhof.
The exhibition at Nordbahnhalle, consultation hours, walks, talks, discussions, and reading groups invite the public to join Care+Repair at Nordbahnhof. [Programme]


Photo: Care Walk Nordbahnhof with Elke Krasny/Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2016

How can we repair the future? And how can architecture and urbanism contribute to this? Working in tandem with local experts six international teams of architects develop Care + Repair prototypes on site at the Nordbahnhof. An extensive programme invites people to visit the public work space next to the water tower.

How can very different kinds of knowledge be effectively combined to create neighbourhood networks, new types of communal spaces and housing, the use of existing materials and protecting nature in the city? An exhibition hosted in a former warehouse on location presents projects by the invited architectural teams that show how the Care + Repair approach interacts with the existing urban fabric, taking it into the future.

Documentation of the working processes for the Care + Repair prototypes is added to this growing exhibition on an ongoing basis. An international symposium launches the prototype development. With visits, discussions and workshops throughout the entire duration the public workspace extends an invitation to work jointly on finding solutions for repairing the future.


This Place Is Pretty Good — 9 architectural approaches to Brăila Cristian Stefanescu. Photo Irina Pata.


Care + Repair forms part of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future, which unites designers, architects and visual artists by the joint aim to make a better tomorrow: The VIENNA BIENNALE is organized by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / contemporary Art, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, The Kunsthalle Wien, the Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien, and the Vienna Businness Agency with support from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology as a non-university research partner.